Patents by Inventor Danny A. McCall

Danny A. McCall has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20200089395
    Abstract: A system for relationship information evaluation and management. The system incorporates relationship quality parameters that define the contextual parameters of quality, which are mutually validated and are accepted by the respective parties within an existing or prospective relationship. A computer, computing device, written documents or other means are used to capture the perspectives of each person, representative, or entity within the relationship or prospective relationship. This can be done automatically, on a random, periodic, or scheduled basis, or upon manual initiation. The information or data may then be analyzed and coalesced into a meaningful whole (or segments thereof), which may then be archived, printed, reported, and presented to one or both of the parties, or others.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventor: DANNY MCCALL
  • Patent number: 10394430
    Abstract: A system for relationship information evaluation and management. The system incorporates relationship quality parameters that define the contextual parameters of quality, which are mutually validated and are accepted by the respective parties within an existing or prospective relationship. A computer, computing device, written documents or other means are used to capture the perspectives of each person, representative, or entity within the relationship or prospective relationship. This can be done automatically, on a random, periodic, or scheduled basis, or upon manual initiation. The information or data may then be analyzed and coalesced into a meaningful whole (or segments thereof), which may then be archived, printed, reported, and presented to one or both of the parties, or others.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Inventor: Danny McCall
  • Patent number: 10360181
    Abstract: A method of reciprocally publishing and matching data files by facilitating the creation of Category A and Category B data files having a respective sets of characteristics defined utilizing a common language architecture, associating enhancement objects with each data file, identifying characteristics in each data file which must be met by other data files, weighting characteristics in each data file differently from other characteristics in the same data file, enabling the selection of participation levels for each data file in marketspaces, and matching Category A data files participating in particular marketspaces to Category B data files participating in the same marketspaces using the common language architecture, the enhancement objects, the weights and the required characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Inventor: Danny A. McCall
  • Publication number: 20170193076
    Abstract: A method of reciprocally publishing and matching data files by facilitating the creation of Category A and Category B data files having a respective sets of characteristics defined utilizing a common language architecture, associating enhancement objects with each data file, identifying characteristics in each data file which must be met by other data files, weighting characteristics in each data file differently from other characteristics in the same data file, enabling the selection of participation levels for each data file in marketspaces, and matching Category A data files participating in particular marketspaces to Category B data files participating in the same marketspaces using the common language architecture, the enhancement objects, the weights and the required characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2016
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Inventor: DANNY A. McCALL
  • Patent number: 9595204
    Abstract: An apparatus for negotiating a work role relationship between two participants, comprising a Dialog and Agreement Board with multiple in-dialog areas where participants place one or more cards representing elements or parts of the work role relationship or personal characteristics related to the work role, and with a commitment area upon which cards can be taken from the in-dialog areas and placed to represent agreed-upon commitments by the participants. An agreement between the participants may be documented manually or automatically, in whole or in part. Components marked with bar codes can be read for entry into a computer program for documenting agreements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Inventor: Danny McCall
  • Publication number: 20150026589
    Abstract: A system for relationship information evaluation and management. The system incorporates relationship quality parameters that define the contextual parameters of quality, which are mutually validated and are accepted by the respective parties within an existing or prospective relationship. A computer, computing device, written documents or other means are used to capture the perspectives of each person, representative, or entity within the relationship or prospective relationship. This can be done automatically, on a random, periodic, or scheduled basis, or upon manual initiation. The information or data may then be analyzed and coalesced into a meaningful whole (or segments thereof), which may then be archived, printed, reported, and presented to one or both of the parties, or others.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventor: DANNY MCCALL
  • Patent number: 8856214
    Abstract: A system for relationship information evaluation and management. The system incorporates relationship quality parameters that define the contextual parameters of quality, which are mutually validated and are accepted by the respective parties within an existing or prospective relationship. A computer, computing device, written documents or other means are used to capture the perspectives of each person, representative, or entity within the relationship or prospective relationship. This can be done automatically, on a random, periodic, or scheduled basis, or upon manual initiation. The information or data may then be analyzed and coalesced into a meaningful whole (or segments thereof), which may then be archived, printed, reported, and presented to one or both of the parties, or others.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Inventor: Danny McCall
  • Publication number: 20140006448
    Abstract: A method of reciprocally publishing and matching data files by facilitating the creation of Category A and Category B data files having a respective sets of characteristics defined utilizing a common language architecture, associating enhancement objects with each data file, identifying characteristics in each data file which must be met by other data files, weighting characteristics in each data file differently from other characteristics in the same data file, enabling the selection of participation levels for each data file in marketspaces, and matching Category A data files participating in particular marketspaces to Category B data files participating in the same marketspaces using the common language architecture, the enhancement objects, the weights and the required characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Inventor: Danny A. McCALL
  • Patent number: 8533212
    Abstract: A method of reciprocally publishing and matching data files is disclosed. The method includes facilitating the creation of Category A and Category B data files having a respective sets of characteristics defined utilizing a common language architecture, associating enhancement objects with each data file, identifying characteristics in each data file which must be met by other data files, weighting characteristics in each data file differently from other characteristics in the same data file, enabling the selection of participation levels for each data file in marketspaces, and matching Category A data files participating in particular marketspaces to Category B data files participating in the same marketspaces using the common language architecture, the enhancement objects, the weights and the required characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Inventors: Danny A. McCall, Alexis S. Pecoraro, Christopher S. Hurt, Kimberly Sharman Evans, Sean M. Kitzmiller, Martin R. Merrick, M. Kent Ivey, Karl E. Thorndike, Kenneth D. Kolda
  • Publication number: 20120096074
    Abstract: A system for relationship information evaluation and management. The system incorporates relationship quality parameters that define the contextual parameters of quality, which are mutually validated and are accepted by the respective parties within an existing or prospective relationship. A computer, computing device, written documents or other means are used to capture the perspectives of each person, representative, or entity within the relationship or prospective relationship. This can be done automatically, on a random, periodic, or scheduled basis, or upon manual initiation. The information or data may then be analyzed and coalesced into a meaningful whole (or segments thereof), which may then be archived, printed, reported, and presented to one or both of the parties, or others.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2011
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Inventor: Danny McCall
  • Patent number: 7822634
    Abstract: A system and method to diagnose, design, deploy, and manage a work role in the context of the complex modern relationship or affiliation existing between the organization and worker. Universally applicable organizing principles, process and software are combined to make a practical approach to the diagnostics, design and deployment of work roles inclusive of worker/talent relations, and predictably determine, reveal probabilities, address causation factors and uncover issues that may lead to success, failure, remedy or improvement in forming and maintaining productive, mutually-satisfying work role relations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Inventor: Danny McCall
  • Publication number: 20090197227
    Abstract: An apparatus for negotiating a work role relationship between two participants, comprising a Dialog and Agreement Board with multiple in-dialog areas where participants place one or more cards representing elements or parts of the work role relationship or personal characteristics related to the work role, and with a commitment area upon which cards can be taken from the in-dialog areas and placed to represent agreed-upon commitments by the participants. An agreement between the participants may be documented manually or automatically, in whole or in part. Components marked with bar codes can be read for entry into a computer program for documenting agreements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2008
    Publication date: August 6, 2009
    Inventor: Danny McCall
  • Patent number: 7519594
    Abstract: A method of reciprocally publishing and matching data files is disclosed. The method includes facilitating the creation of Category A and Category B data files having a respective sets of characteristics defined utilizing a common language architecture, associating enhancement objects with each data file, identifying characteristics in each data file which must be met by other data files, weighting characteristics in each data file differently from other characteristics in the same data file, enabling the selection of participation levels for each data file in market spaces, and matching Category A data files participating in particular market spaces to Category B data files participating in the same market spaces using the common language architecture, the enhancement objects, the weights and the required characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2009
    Inventors: Danny A. McCall, Alexis S. Pecoraro, Christopher S. Hurt, Kimberly Sharman Evans, Sean M. Kitzmiller, Martin R. Merrick, M. Kent Ivey, Karl E. Thorndike, Kenneth D. Kolda
  • Publication number: 20090040291
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for capture of a spherical image is disclosed. The present invention includes at least one camera having a lens with at least a 180° field-of-view for capturing a hemispherical image. In a first embodiment, a second hemispherical image is created corresponding to a mirror image of the hemispherical image captured by the camera. In a second embodiment, two back-to-back cameras capture first and second hemispherical images, respectively. In both embodiments, a converter combines the two images along their outside edges to form a single, spherical image. Finally, the converter stores the complete spherical image for later retrieval and perspective corrected viewing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2008
    Publication date: February 12, 2009
    Inventors: Danny A. McCall, H. Lee Martin
  • Patent number: 7382399
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for capture of a spherical image is disclosed. The present invention includes at least one camera having a lens with at least a 180° field-of-view for capturing a hemispherical image. In a first embodiment, a second hemispherical image is created corresponding to a mirror image of the hemispherical image captured by the camera. In a second embodiment, two back-to-back cameras capture first and second hemispherical images, respectively. In both embodiments, a converter combines the two images along their outside edges to form a single, spherical image. Finally, the converter stores the complete spherical image for later retrieval and perspective corrected viewing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2008
    Assignee: Sony Coporation
    Inventors: Danny A. McCall, H. Lee Martin
  • Publication number: 20080059291
    Abstract: A system and method to diagnose, design, deploy, and manage a work role in the context of the complex modern relationship or affiliation existing between the organization and worker. In one exemplary embodiment, universally applicable organizing principles, process and software are combined to make a practical approach to the diagnostics, design and deployment of work roles inclusive of worker/talent relations. As a result of the methodical application of these components, it is possible to predictably determine, reveal probabilities, address causation factors and uncover issues that may lead to success, failure, remedy or improvement in forming and maintaining productive, mutually-satisfying work role relations. The present invention offers utility and value to organizational design, leadership, management and recruitment directed to the purpose of gaining optimal yields from each work role inclusive of addressing worker relations needs that reside within each work role.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2007
    Publication date: March 6, 2008
    Inventor: Danny McCall
  • Publication number: 20070156760
    Abstract: A method of reciprocally publishing and matching data files is disclosed. The method includes facilitating the creation of Category A and Category B data files having a respective sets of characteristics defined utilizing a common language architecture, associating enhancement objects with each data file, identifying characteristics in each data file which must be met by other data files, weighting characteristics in each data file differently from other characteristics in the same data file, enabling the selection of participation levels for each data file in marketspaces, and matching Category A data files participating in particular marketspaces to Category B data files participating in the same marketspaces using the common language architecture, the enhancement objects, the weights and the required characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2007
    Publication date: July 5, 2007
    Inventors: Danny McCall, Alexis Pecoraro, Christopher Hurt, Kimberly Evans, Sean Kitzmiller, Martin Merrick, M. Ivey, Karl Thorndike, Kenneth Kolda
  • Publication number: 20070156639
    Abstract: A method of reciprocally publishing and matching data files is disclosed. The method includes facilitating the creation of Category A and Category B data files having a respective sets of characteristics defined utilizing a common language architecture, associating enhancement objects with each data file, identifying characteristics in each data file which must be met by other data files, weighting characteristics in each data file differently from other characteristics in the same data file, enabling the selection of participation levels for each data file in marketspaces, and matching Category A data files participating in particular marketspaces to Category B data files participating in the same marketspaces using the common language architecture, the enhancement objects, the weights and the required characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2007
    Publication date: July 5, 2007
    Inventors: Danny McCall, Alexis Pecoraro, Christopher Hurt, Kimberly Evans, Sean Kitzmiller, Martin Merrick, M. Ivey, Karl Thorndike, Kenneth Kolda
  • Publication number: 20070150302
    Abstract: A method of reciprocally publishing and matching data files is disclosed. The method includes facilitating the creation of Category A and Category B data files having a respective sets of characteristics defined utilizing a common language architecture, associating enhancement objects with each data file, identifying characteristics in each data file which must be met by other data files, weighting characteristics in each data file differently from other characteristics in the same data file, enabling the selection of participation levels for each data file in marketspaces, and matching Category A data files participating in particular marketspaces to Category B data files participating in the same marketspaces using the common language architecture, the enhancement objects, the weights and the required characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2007
    Publication date: June 28, 2007
    Inventors: Danny McCall, Alexis Pecoraro, Christopher Hurt, Kimberly Evans, Sean Kitzmiller, Martin Merrick, M. Ivey, Karl Thorndike, Kenneth Kolda
  • Publication number: 20070150529
    Abstract: A method of reciprocally publishing and matching data files is disclosed. The method includes facilitating the creation of Category A and Category B data files having a respective sets of characteristics defined utilizing a common language architecture, associating enhancement objects with each data file, identifying characteristics in each data file which must be met by other data files, weighting characteristics in each data file differently from other characteristics in the same data file, enabling the selection of participation levels for each data file in marketspaces, and matching Category A data files participating in particular marketspaces to Category B data files participating in the same marketspaces using the common language architecture, the enhancement objects, the weights and the required characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2007
    Publication date: June 28, 2007
    Inventors: Danny McCall, Alexis Pecoraro, Christopher Hurt, Kimberly Evans, Sean Kitzmiller, Martin Merrick, M. Ivey, Karl Thorndike, Kenneth Kolda